Friday, September 9, 2011

Trimming the rose plants have produced wonderful results

My rose plants just kept growing- a few roses once in a while was a disappointment. Due to increasing insects & reptiles, I trimmed many plants including the rose plants. And wow, its a fortnight since then and several green leaves and many buds have made their appearance. I am now eagerly looking forward to the flowers.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

How google is polluting the earth

Web giant Google revealed what had been one of its most closely guarded secrets: how much power it uses to fulfil its mission of organising the entire world’s information.

In a blog posting, Urz Hoelzle, the company’s senior vice-president of technical infrastructure, said that the company used 2.26 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in 2010 — the equivalent of some 200,000 U.S. homes. The company also emitted 1.46 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, equivalent to the yearly emissions of 70,000 Americans. 
For those of us who are worried about polluting the environment, keep this in mind - every time you are on the web(how ironical, I am right now polluting the environment), you are contributing to spoiling the earth! 

Some interesting facts about recycling

Recycling is easy... and see the benefits
  • It is believed that a ton of paper that is recycled saves 7000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil and as much electricity to electrify an average household for 6 months.
  • One aluminium can recycling can save electricity needed to run a TV for 6 hours.
  • Recycling one glass bottle saves as much electricity as to power a 100-watts bulb for 4 hours, so calculate the amount of energy one would save by using an energy saving bulb.

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